Missouri’s official state horse started in Ozarks 

Most folks know Missouri’s state animal is the mule. But I didn’t know until recently that we also have a state horse. 

The Missouri Foxtrotter is the official state horse of the Show-Me-State, as of 2002. The Missouri Foxtrotter has an interesting history, so I learned.

Wes Franklin

Missouri foxtrotting horses were developed in Missouri in the first half of the 19th century by crossing a number of breeds brought in by the Southern settlers from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee who dominated Missouri’s population prior to 1860. 

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